gaps - to fill or not - strip planked WD12

In the begining of the project, I steamed the long strips on the outside of the kayak.  Lesson learned: strips shrink leaving gaps between planks when steamed. Gaps are about 1/16 to 1/8" wide and occur in 5 places near the stern of the boat.

Question for the forum: do I fill with (very) small filets of wood or fill with wood colored epoxy.  Design calls for clean - Chriscraft like lines.

Thanks much, SMP


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RE: gaps - to fill or not - strip planked WD12

You can hide gaps better with the wood. It would be less noticeable than filler or epoxy. 

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